Would AA really buy JI to begin with? There's no fleet commonality whatsoever (JI uses CRJ, B737-200, and a few F100s), and JI's RDU hub was abandoned by AA. Besides, JI wouldn't enter into an agreement with AA period. They saw what happened when RenoAir entered into a "strategic marketing agreement" with AA. American Scarelines (sorry, couldn't resist
) tore them to shreds and screwed their pilots over royally!